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Tim Richards

Tim Richards


"He is very practical - very good at managing the client and taking the process forward."
Chambers 2018

"Outstanding and has a huge amount of experience to draw upon."
Legal 500 2016

"Very keen understanding of the business world. A real vision of where things are going." 
Chambers 2016

"He is a very good partner who helps us enormously, advises us on how to skirt lawsuits, and steers us through the issues to minimise our exposure." 
Chambers 2014


Tim heads the Commercial Dispute Resolution team and also chairs our Executive Board. He joined the firm in 2000 having spent his early career at Hogan Lovells, Harneys in the BVI as a partner and Pinsent Masons as a partner.

Tim is a commercial litigator with vast experience in handling a range of commercial disputes, including shareholder and contractual claims, cross-border disputes and soft IP disputes. He has a reputation of being a hugely accomplished litigator, as well as being proactive in alternative dispute resolution. He is a CEDR and ADR Group trained mediator and regularly conducts mediations.

Tim is an active member of the Manufacturing team, and a large part of his client base comprises companies from this sector, both in the UK and internationally.

Recent Experience

  • Successfully terminating an Australian distribution agreement, entered in to by a well-known children's sleep product brand, and in so doing, saving the client over £1M.
  • Assisting a financial services company in protecting the abuse of data from a departing senior employee.
  • Acting for a microchip manufacturer, and working together with German lawyers to defend proceedings brought against the manufacturer in Germany relating to leasing agreements.
  • working on a LCIA arbitration for a Dutch client involved in the industrial lighting sector.

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